Risk and Internal Control Manager - CRH International (Amsterdam/Dublin)

Dublin, D, IE


Country: Ireland 
City: Dublin
Req ID: 487578


About CRH

We are CRH, and we are committed to contributing to a more resilient and sustainable built environment. We understand the wider impact our businesses can make in supporting human activity. We continue to do this through the delivery of unique, superior building materials and products for use in road and critical utility infrastructure, commercial building projects and outdoor living solutions.


CRH is the leading provider of building materials solutions that build, connect and improve our world. Employing c.75,800 people at c.3,160 locations in 29 countries, CRH has market leadership positions in both North America and in Europe.


Without you noticing our products, we are everywhere you live, work, and relax.


Our project portfolio includes some of the most sustainable and cutting-edge building projects around the world. Think of the asphalt on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, the Paris Metro Rail project, but also the Louis Vuitton Museum in Paris, parts of the Burj Khalifa, and the Kennedy Space Centre.


Learn more about us through the following Link.


Position Overview
The purpose of the role is to be the subject matter expert of the International Division on all risk and internal control related matters. A successful candidate will report to the divisional management and work closely with the businesses to provide proactive, practical support and constructive challenge, in order to enable management to identify the risks they are exposed to and to ensure the risks are properly managed and mitigated by an internal controls framework.

This role will be implementing the Europe-wide R&IC governance model within the International Division and partnering extensively with the business to execute the division-wide strategic objectives within International.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
Business partnering 

  • Supporting the division’s businesses with the implementation of internal control frameworks and enhancements
  • Performing business and process review “quick scans” and gap analyses to support local management with identifying areas of process and control enhancements 
  • Identifying opportunities for controls standardisation and rationalisation 
  • Providing divisional-level oversight and support to local management during Internal Audit reviews 
  • Assisting with the governance and timely remediation of any adverse findings


Acquisition Integration & Divestment Separation

  • Support the businesses during the due diligence and collaborate with various CRH stakeholders 
  • As part of the post-acquisition implementation phase, partner with local senior management and integration manager to assess, design and implement internal control framework that meets CRH’s internal control standards


Enterprise Risk Management

  • Support Group’s Enterprise Risk management (ERM) function with the execution of CRH risk assessment process, participating and engaging with Division and OpCo management.  


SOx Compliance Management

  • Maintain oversight of the SOx testing program 
  • Support local management with the timely identification and resolution of SOx deficiencies 
  • Support opcos with assessing opportunities for controls standardisation, automation, and rationalisation  


Stakeholder management, communication and influencing skills 

  • Work closely with operating companies and Europe R&IC to ensure alignment
  • Implement key decisions and actions that may arise as they pertain to the International division
  • Update, identify and resolve issues and report on any other matters as needed
  • Ensure clear, timely and efficient communication

Individual Competencies
You are able to:

  • Drive Results - Consistently achieving objectives, even under tough circumstances, pushing self and others to accomplish goals
  • Cultivate Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organisation to be successful
  • Collaborate - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Make Quality Decisions - Making good and timely decisions that keep the organisation moving forward


Key Functional Competencies
You possess the following:

  • Vision: Steps back from a situation to understand it
  • Performance-Driven: Lays down measurable results, plans activities and adjusts the working method if necessary
  • Manages Complexity: Has the ability to analyse complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems 
  • Communicates effectively: Develops and delivers multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences

Key Characteristics
For this role you should be/have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of risk, governance, and internal controls requirements
  • Strong financial, risk and analytical skills
  • Intellectual curiosity with a drive to understand the key business issues and drivers 
  • Ambition to become a strategic business partner 
  • Strong communication and influencing skills 
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic, and able to work independently
  • Enjoys building partnerships and working collaboratively with others
  • Able to bring fresh perspectives and progressive viewpoints to solve business issues
  • Pragmatic, agile, and flexible

Experience / Education
You are/have:

  • Qualified Accountant/other relevant financial risk and controls experience, preferably a diverse international environment, industry knowledge is an advantage
  • 5-8 years post qualification experience
  • Relevant SOX, risk, and controls experience
  • IT literate

Other (Key) Dimensions
Key stakeholders:

  • Senior Management / International Division 
  • Europe Risk & Internal Control Team
  • Finance and IT teams of the International Division Businesses  
  • Europe and Group Finance teams
  • Internal and External Audit
  • Europe IT and Group Compliance 
  • Enterprise Risk Management


The role will require some travel within Europe.

What CRH Offers You

  • A culture that values opportunity for growth, development, and internal promotion

  • Highly competitive salary package

  • Comprehensive secondary benefits

  • Significant contribution to your pension plan

  • Health and wellness programs, including an on-site gym and fitness classes

  • Excellent opportunities to develop and progress with a global organization

Connect your future to CRH

We are curious to learn more about you. At CRH, we believe our mutual differences contribute to the healthy, productive, and enjoyable workspace we create. Please introduce yourself and send us your application.


Is this role not for you, but do you know someone who would love to join the team? Please let us know!


CRH finds it important that vacancies are shared to individuals that may find them interesting and/or could be suitable for the role


Please contact our recruitment team at careers@crh.com.


CRH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive work environment for all employees and actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community.


Benefits/perks listed above may vary depending on the nature of the employment with CRH and the country where you work.


Please note that we cannot accept any applications submitted through email for GDPR purposes. Candidates must apply through our job portal.


We do not accept candidate introductions for this position from recruitment agencies, unless you have been instructed to do so by our recruitment team.


Date:  11 Nov 2023

Job Segment: Manager, Management